Ethical Climate Survey

May 19th, 2015
RockCafe
Category:
Accounting
Price: $30 USD

Question description

A study by the U.S. Sentencing Commission recognized the importance of organizational culture and its impact on an organization’s commitment to ethical conduct and compliance with the law (LRN, 2006). Imagine that a business of your choosing is concerned about recent ethical breaches by its employees. The business has hired you as a consultant to evaluate the current ethical climate of the organization. The leadership has requested that you to develop a comprehensive survey that the business can use to determine the ethical climate of the organization. Note: You may create and / or make all necessary assumptions needed for the completion of this assignment.

In preparation for this assignment, read the article titled “Measuring Your Organization’s Climate for Ethics: The Survey Approach”. Also, for tips on writing effective survey questions read the article titled, “Writing Good Survey Questions”, located at https://www.surveymonkey.com/mp/writing-survey-questions/.

Write a four to six (4-6) page paper in which you:

  1. Provide a brief (one [1] paragraph) description of the organization for which you are providing consulting services.
  2. Recommend key steps that the organization can take to create a strong culture.
  3. Develop an introduction paragraph to the survey explaining the tie between organizational culture and ethical conduct.
  4. Designate at least two (2) groups within the organization who will take the survey, and provide a rationale as to why these two (2) groups should complete the survey.
  5. Develop a one (1) paragraph invitation to participate in the survey explaining the purpose and intended use of the survey.
  6. Develop criteria for conducting the ethical climate survey of the organization. The criteria should identify:
    1. Who the target audience is;
    2. The method by which the you will administer the survey;
    3. Instructions for participants on accessing and completing the survey.
  7. Construct at least three (3) sample questions that address each of the following areas (12 questions total). At least two (2) of the twelve (12) questions should require an open-ended response.
    1. Determine the organizational culture
    2. Examine the ethical climate of the organization
    3. Examine the impact of existing ethics training program(s)
    4. Determine the overall satisfaction of employees with the management on leading the organization in an ethical manner
  8. Write a concluding paragraph that summarizes the intent, the purpose, and expected impact of conducting the ethical climate survey.
  9. Use at least three (3) quality academic references in this assignment. You may include the resource(s) provided in the assignment. Note: Wikipedia does not qualify as an academic resource.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Explain the variety of leadership theories and roles.
  • Analyze the formation and dynamics of group behavior and work teams, including the application of power in groups.
  • Evaluate ways organizational culture can be managed and promote ethics in an organization.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in leadership and organizational behavior.
  • Write clearly and concisely about leadership and organizational behavior using proper writing mechanics.

Points: 300

Assignment 3: Ethical Climate Survey

Criteria

Unacceptable

Below 70% F

Fair

70-79% C

Proficient

80-89% B

Exemplary

90-100% A

1. Provide a brief (one [1] paragraph) description of the organization for which you are providing consulting services.

Weight: 5%

Did not submit or incompletely provided a brief (one [1] paragraph) description of the organization for which you are providing consulting services.

Partially provided a brief (one [1] paragraph) description of the organization for which you are providing consulting services.

Satisfactorily provided a brief (one [1] paragraph) description of the organization for which you are providing consulting services.

Thoroughly provided a brief (one [1] paragraph) description of the organization for which you are providing consulting services.

2. Recommend key steps that the organization can take to create a strong culture.
Weight: 10%

Did not submit or incompletely recommended key steps that the organization can take to create a strong culture.

Partially recommended key steps that the organization can take to create a strong culture.

Satisfactorily recommended key steps that the organization can take to create a strong culture.

Thoroughly recommended key steps that the organization can take to create a strong culture.

3. Develop an introduction paragraph to the survey explaining the tie between organizational culture and ethical conduct.

Weight: 10%

Did not submit or incompletely developed an introduction paragraph to the survey explaining the tie between organizational culture and ethical conduct.

Partially developed an introduction paragraph to the survey explaining the tie between organizational culture and ethical conduct.

Satisfactorily developed an introduction paragraph to the survey explaining the tie between organizational culture and ethical conduct.

Thoroughly developed an introduction paragraph to the survey explaining the tie between organizational culture and ethical conduct.

4. Designate at least two (2) groups within the organization who will take the survey, and provide a rationale as to why these two (2) groups should complete the survey.

Weight: 10%

Did not submit or incompletely designated at least two (2) groups within the organization who will take the survey, and did not submit or incompletely provided a rationale as to why these two (2) groups should complete the survey.

Partially designated at least two (2) groups within the organization who will take the survey, and partially provided a rationale as to why these two (2) groups should complete the survey.

Satisfactorily designated at least two (2) groups within the organization who will take the survey, and satisfactorily provided a rationale as to why these two (2) groups should complete the survey.

Thoroughly designated at least two (2) groups within the organization who will take the survey, and thoroughly provided a rationale as to why these two (2) groups should complete the survey.

5. Develop a one (1) paragraph invitation to participate in the survey explaining the purpose and intended use of the survey.

Weight: 5%

Did not submit or incompletely developed a one (1) paragraph invitation to participate in the survey explaining the purpose and intended use of the survey.

Partially developed a one (1) paragraph invitation to participate in the survey explaining the purpose and intended use of the survey.

Satisfactorily developed a one (1) paragraph invitation to participate in the survey explaining the purpose and intended use of the survey.

Thoroughly developed a one (1) paragraph invitation to participate in the survey explaining the purpose and intended use of the survey.

6. Develop criteria for conducting the ethical climate survey of the organization. The criteria should identify:

a. Who the target audience is;

b. The method by which the you will administer the survey;

c. Instructions for participants on accessing and completing the survey.

Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely developed criteria for conducting the ethical climate survey of the organization.

a.Did not submit or the criteria incompletely identified who the target audience is;

b.Did not submit or the criteria incompletely identified the method by which the you will administer the survey;

c. Did not submit or the criteria incompletely identified instructions for participants on accessing and completing the survey.

Partially developed criteria for conducting the ethical climate survey of the organization.

a. The criteria partially identified who the target audience is;

b. The criteria partially identified the method by which the you will administer the survey;

c. The criteria partially identified instructions for participants on accessing and completing the survey.

Satisfactorily developed criteria for conducting the ethical climate survey of the organization.

a. The criteria satisfactorily identified who the target audience is;

b. The criteria satisfactorily identified the method by which the you will administer the survey;

c. The criteria satisfactorily identified instructions for participants on accessing and completing the survey.

Thoroughly developed criteria for conducting the ethical climate survey of the organization.

a. The criteria thoroughly identified who the target audience is;

b. The criteria thoroughly identified the method by which the you will administer the survey;

c. The criteria thoroughly identified instructions for participants on accessing and completing the survey.

7. Construct at least three (3) sample questions that address each of the following areas (12 questions total). At least two (2) of the twelve (12) questions should require an open-ended response.

a. Determine the organizational culture.

b. Examine the ethical climate of the organization.

c. Examine the impact of existing ethics training program(s).

d. Determine the overall satisfaction of employees with the management on leading the organization in an ethical manner.

Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely constructed at least three (3) sample questions that address each of the following areas (12 questions total). Did not submit or incompletely included at least two (2) open-ended responses.

a.Did not submit or incompletely determined the organizational culture.

b.Did not submit or incompletely examined the ethical climate of the organization.

c. Did not submit or incompletely examined the impact of existing ethics training program(s).

d.Did not submit or incompletely determined the overall satisfaction of employees with the management on leading the organization in an ethical manner.

Partially constructed at least three (3) sample questions that address each of the following areas (12 questions total). Partially included at least two (2) open-ended responses.

a. Partially determined the organizational culture.

b. Partially examined the ethical climate of the organization.

c. Partially examined the impact of existing ethics training program(s).

d. Partially determined the overall satisfaction of employees with the management on leading the organization in an ethical manner.

Satisfactorily constructed at least three (3) sample questions that address each of the following areas (12 questions total). Satisfactorily included at least two (2) open-ended responses.

a. Satisfactorily determined the organizational culture.

b. Satisfactorily examined the ethical climate of the organization.

c. Satisfactorily examined the impact of existing ethics training program(s).

d. Satisfactorily determined the overall satisfaction of employees with the management on leading the organization in an ethical manner.

Thoroughly constructed at least three (3) sample questions that address each of the following areas (12 questions total). Thoroughly included at least two (2) open-ended responses.

a. Thoroughly determined the organizational culture.

b. Thoroughly examined the ethical climate of the organization.

c. Thoroughly examined the impact of existing ethics training program(s).

d. Thoroughly determined the overall satisfaction of employees with the management on leading the organization in an ethical manner.

8. Write a concluding paragraph that summarizes the intent, the purpose, and expected impact of conducting the ethical climate survey.

Weight: 5%

Did not submit or incompletely wrote a concluding paragraph that summarizes the intent, the purpose, and expected impact of conducting the ethical climate survey.

Partially wrote a concluding paragraph that summarizes the intent, the purpose, and expected impact of conducting the ethical climate survey.

Satisfactorily wrote a concluding paragraph that summarizes the intent, the purpose, and expected impact of conducting the ethical climate survey.

Thoroughly wrote a concluding paragraph that summarizes the intent, the purpose, and expected impact of conducting the ethical climate survey.

9. 3 references

Weight: 5%

No references provided

Does not meet the required number of references; some or all references poor quality choices.

Meets number of required references; all references high quality choices.

Exceeds number of required references; all references high quality choices.

10.Writing Mechanics, Grammar, and Formatting

Weight: 5%

Serious and persistent errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, or formatting.

Partially free of errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, or formatting.

Mostly free of errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, or formatting.

Error free or almost error free grammar, spelling, punctuation, or formatting.

11.Appropriate use of APA in-text citations and  reference

Weight: 5%

Lack of in-text citations and / or lack of reference section.

In-text citations and references are provided, but they are only partially formatted correctly in APA style.

Most in-text citations and references are provided, and they are generally formatted correctly in APA style.

In-text citations and references are error free or almost error free and consistently formatted correctly in APA style.

12.Information Literacy / Integration of Sources

Weight: 5%

Serious errors in the integration of sources, such as intentional or accidental plagiarism, or failure to use in-text citations.

Sources are partially integrated using effective techniques of quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing.

Sources are mostly integrated using effective techniques of quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing.

Sources are consistently integrated using effective techniques of quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing.

13.Clarity and Coherence of Writing

Weight: 5%

Information is confusing to the reader and fails to include reasons and evidence that logically support ideas.

Information is partially clear with minimal reasons and evidence that logically support ideas.

Information is mostly clear and generally supported with reasons and evidence that logically support ideas.

Information is provided in a clear, coherent, and consistent manner with reasons and evidence that logically support idea

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